The excellent products made in Calabria could now lend a hand in the fight against the coronavirus
It is a fact that of all the regions, Calabria has been one of the least affected, so much so that the health system, despite the worrying global alarm, has fortunately not been put to the test, the intensive care units are not been besieged, unlike some regions of the north which, due to excessive hospitalizations, had to create additional places, using structures other than the health ones. In analyzing this particular phenomenon, after various reflections, we have assumed, for some time now, the awareness that in Calabria the virus has not found fertile ground thanks to a diet based on typical local products which, due to their specific and unique organoleptic characteristics, act as a drug natural virus prevention and cure.
Thus the highly sought-after Calabrian sausage , the aubergine rolls , the nduja , the peppers stuffed with 'nduja , the mushrooms in oil , the dried tomatoes and the local green olives , represent the real and only vaccine in defense of the coronavirus, together with the excellent red wine.
To corroborate our thesis, an Italian research team from the University of Turin which has identified a cholesterol molecule that alone blocks the coronavirus. It is 27OHC, the 27-hydroxycholesterol molecule, present in the human body for the metabolism of cholesterol. Researchers from the University of Turin made this interesting discovery in collaboration with Panoxyvir, an innovative start-up and this study was published in the famous scientific journal Redox Biology, with which they demonstrate that this molecule is able to block the replication of coronavirus in human cells. This interesting discovery shows that 27OHC is a broad-spectrum antiviral which has the ability to block the so-called Rhinoviruses, ie the main pathogens responsible for the common cold and the Rotaviruses which are the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis. Furthermore, this molecule manages to block pathogens through a mechanism that does not directly target the viral particles, but transiently modifies host cell factors necessary for viruses to replicate.
Desiderio Passali, past president of the Italian Society of Rhinology: "A recent study conducted by the University of Naples confirmed that glycyrizzine, the main constituent of licorice, has the ability to hinder entry into human cells"
From licorice a promising weapon, capable of 'blocking' the entry of Covid. "The urgency of finding molecules that can counteract the onset of Covid-19, while waiting for an effective vaccine to be ready, has meant that the attention of science has also turned to all those molecules that have pharmacological potential against Sars-Cov-2, which are safe in terms of adverse effects and which can therefore represent valid prophylaxis aids.Well, a recent study conducted by the University of Naples has confirmed what several international studies had already highlighted, namely the that glycyrrhizin, the main constituent of licorice, has the ability to hinder entry into human cells". This was stated by Adnkronos Salute by Desiderio Passali, past president of the Italian Society of Rhinology.
Source : Strill.it